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I Continue to Trust in God ~ A Testimony

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Looking up...Above the Circumstances

Looking up...Above the Circumstances

 

 

 

The last several weeks has seen me taking care of my grandmother. Actually this is not a complaint, I am honored to be able to do this. About four years ago I had the honor of caring for my grandfather before his passing. The last several months have been quite stressful.

In fact it has drastically effected my ability to write and blog…the one thing I could do was the photography and edit my photos. Partly because there is no deadline, and also because it only relied upon me to find the beauty in my surroundings.  This realization brought to my recollection the following scripture, and for that I thank the Holy Spirit who was faithful to God’s promise to do so.

Philippians 4:7-9

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus 8 Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. 9 Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

So I must testify to the fact that God keeps His promises to us. I have been blessed to have these promises proved in my life continually. 

I must testify, also, to the fact that in my extended time of stress and turmoil God brought His peace to me in a way that I would see His hand. He turned me to the beauty of His hand! Flowers, Birds and Sky. In my great desire for peace and freedom from the distress within me, Father pointed me to those things that are eternally free in the heavenlies.

His faithfulness and love for me brings me to tears. I am so very grateful that I cannot find the appropriate words, prose or phrases to express it to anyone.

As my circumstances continue to swirl around me I will continue to do what Hopeannfaith continually has done in such times. The difference, I LOOK UP FOR MY HELP, not out of desperation, but from a place of God’s peace. That peace that He desires for each one of us.

I encourage you to LOOK UP with Me…Father is gazing down on us,

Psalm 121: 1-3

A Song of Ascents.

 1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
         From whence comes my help?
 2 My help comes from the LORD,
         Who made heaven and earth. 
         
 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
         He who keeps you will not slumber.

For me this has become lifestyle. I know this because I am not in the place I would normally wander to in these circumstances. I am in the place God would have me wander to…His arms.

Blessings My Friends, always!

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

3 thoughts on “I Continue to Trust in God ~ A Testimony

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  2. I hope and pray that you will have time for your art, as God has given you a gift to be shared. Being a caregiver is a blessing, but care for yourself too!!

    • Oh Willohroots!
      You are so very sweet. You encourage me with your words and your heart! Thank you for visiting my blogs, even when I obviously have not contributed to them in awhile!

      God has given me the urging to care for myself! I have settled into waiting on my parents and the siblings to make the decisions about what will happen with my Grandmother. So I have been able to be home to recuperate myself for a week or so. I am still caring for my Grandmother when need, and this is still a blessing to me. I plan to blog a testamony tonight or tomorrow…

      Thank you again my friend. I appreciate you more than you will ever know.
      Blessings
      Andrea

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